Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cimitiere du Montparnasse Map

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A map of Montparnasse Cemetery

Fast Hotel

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'Fast Hotel' - Reims, France - Paul Conneally 2012

Vous etes ici

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Vous Etes Ici

'Plaid' - Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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'Plaid' - Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Paul Conneally 2012

For a better world...

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Following on from 'For a better world play golf on the moon' artist Paul Conneally works with British Basketball legend, Karl Brown, on a piece with primary school pupils exploring knife and gun crime. Here is a pledge wall at a school in Leicester made by pupils after the participatory workshop performance by Conneally and Brown.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

For a better world play golf on the moon

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‘For a better world play golf on the moon’ Paul Conneally & Tim Wright


Mile End Arts Pavillion

Friday, December 28, 2012

Circle of Fire - word map Sheffield

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Word Map Circle of Fire- Paul Conneally & Anne-Marie Culhane

Word map tracing the route of the Grow Sheffield / Off The Shelf Renga Ramble from Mushroom Lane (Weston Park Museum) to organic gardening guru Richard Clare’s allotment on Crookes Quarry Allottments.

The piece was conceived and led by artist / poets Anne-Marie Culhane and Paul Conneally and explores what happens when the renga process is taken from its normal ‘one space’ setting to travelling through an area stopping at various points to write, read and select the poems that go to form what became the ‘A Circle of Fire’ renga.

This renga combined the walking/writing process with the one space process - the first 6 stanzas being written during the walk to the allotments where the last 6 stanzas were then written in situ. The renga form used is an adapted Junicho form - a 12 stanza renku form with the schema with its seasonal, moon and love positions written by Culhane & Conneally.

The experience of writing a renga, keeping to schema, linking and shifting and walking through ‘this place’ from here to there is a very different experience to writing in one space one place and highlights how the environment the surroundings and people influence the writing process and how the writing - the renga process itself - transforms the space the place in which - and when renga rambling across - that the poem is written.

The walking through public space - in this case from a central city location through residential areas to Sheffields urban edge - and the stopping to write, read out loud and the master poet selecting the next stanza before moving on again - highlighted the performative aspect of the process of renga perhaps differently to when in one space where the process is still performative but different.

A Circle of Fire embraced both with the last 6 stanzas written in a greenhouse on Richard Clare’s allotment.

Nine poets performed / made A Circle of Fire: Paul Conneally (master poet) Anne-Marie Culhane (host poet) Felicity Stout Nadine Wills Joseph Conneally Vanessa Senger Jenny Laird Andrea Allsopp Su Walker

Frozen Thoughts

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frozen thoughts
broken glass and vomit
in a flower bed 


Paul Conneally

haiku psychogeography war splacist

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Panoramic Tile - Fayence

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At the top of a tower in Fayence, France, a series of tiles showing the town and surrounds.
Paul Conneally

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve
the designated driver
drinks water
Paul Conneally Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Spaces to Let

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'Spaces to Let'
Paul Conneally

Monday, December 17, 2012

Father Christmas

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fruit Routes Map from 2012

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Here is the Loughborough University Fruit Routes map that artist Anne-Marie Culhane made in Autumn 2011 - everything still holds but now as we move into 2013 there are more fruit and nut trees planted and so more areas to map.
There will be more Fruit Route activities in Spring 2013.
Paul Conneally December 2012
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Invigilator - Malvern | Emotion Grid

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Emotion Grid from Invigilator Malvern - Paul Conneally walks with Nathaniel Pitt and feels at this point 'peaceful'.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sea Bream

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sea bream
her shopping list ends
with a kiss

Paul Conneally
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Cut Inside - Paul Conneally on the stump!

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Paul Conneally reading his haiku series 'The Cut Inside' on a tree stump as part of the Fruit Routes spring programme at Loughborough University, UK.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

William Wordsworth Trail Mug - Paul Conneally

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Drink Poetry - William Wordsworth Trail Mug - Paul Conneally 2011
For Transform Snibston
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